Barclaycard everywoman in Retail 2019 winners

Woman of the Year, Sponsored by Barclaycard

Awarded to an enthusiastic and dedicated woman whose vision, innovative approach and success make her an outstanding role model, encouraging more women to choose a career in retail.

Alice Boaten

Alice Boaten, Regional Manager, Sainsbury’s Argos



Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Amazon

Awarded to an owner or founder of a retail business that has been operating for 12 months or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise.

Marisa Hordern

Marisa Hordern, Founder & Creative Director, Missoma Jewellery

Runners up

Lucy Litwack – CEO, Coco de Mer, London

Dr Jackie Mulligan – Founder/CEO, ShopAppy Ltd, Bradford

Tania Rahman – Founder & CEO, Chit Chaat Chai Limited, London

Dominique Tillen – Founder and Managing Director, Brush-Baby Ltd, Winchester


Above & Beyond Award, Sponsored by SSE Energy Services

Awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success.

Tracey Gilbert

Tracey Gilbert, Womens Store Manager, Gap

Runners up

Emma Bolton-King – Head of Marketing Strategy and Customer Experience, Sainsbury's Argos, Milton Keynes

Azmina Kareem – General Manager Tesco Sourcing Sri Lanka, Tesco, Colombo

Fiona McDonnell – European Director, Beer, Wines & Spirits, Amazon, London


Leader Award

Awarded to a woman whose significant contribution to the strategic and/or commercial direction of the business has increased productivity, innovation or employee engagement.

Amber Kelly

Amber Kelly, People and Culture Director, Post Office Ltd

Runners up

Lucy Crowther – Group HR Director, Card Factory, Leeds

Nicola Noble – Head of Quality Assurance and Operational Change, SSE, Glasgow


Male Mentor Award, Sponsored by Specsavers

Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing or championing the career progression of women in retail through mentorship.

Gary Pickering

Gary Pickering, Director of Sales and Retention, SSE

Runners up

Paul O'Neill - Divisional Manager, Sainsburys Argos, Manchester

Karl Viedge - Senior Business Partner Manager, Amazon, London


Rising Star Award, Sponsored by Tesco

Awarded to a woman aged under 30 who is excelling in her retail career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Philippa Haigh

Philippa Haigh, Senior Sales Executive, Farnell Land Rover Guiseley

Runners up

Krittika D'Silva - PhD Student, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Jessica Szczerbinski - Floor Manager, Gap, London


Customer Experience Award

Awarded to a woman who has been instrumental in improving or transforming the customer experience.

Helen Flaxman

Helen Flaxman, Senior Customer & Communications Manager, Superdrug

Runners up

Alice Boaten – Regional Manager, Sainsbury's Argos, London

Amy Dunne – Project Manager, McDonald's Restaurant Ltd, London

Farhana Khatun – Customer Service Manager, Sainsbury's Argos, London

Lucy Knight – Personal Stylist, John Lewis & Partners, London